1Deutsche Welle European Journal
. in many countries, they believe the answer lies in property. property prices on many big cities are still booming, and that means there is a shortage of affordable housing for students or low-income families. people being priced out of a home has become a major problem in hamburg in germany with many people forced to live with relatives or to commute long distances to work or study in the city center. the challenge now is for the authorities to provide new, cheaper housing, but, of course, finding they could building plots in a city is not always easy to do. dan hamburg's knew of market city district has become a tourist attraction. hamburg is a rich city, and it is becoming less and less affordable for average earners. many here live a shadowy existence, on the go all day with no place of their own, spending nights on the sofa us of friends. lena is studying political science at the university of hamburg. she is not registered, so we cannot fill her at home. >> i live with a friend in a half from, which they are not allowed to sublet. that means i cannot have my name on e-mail
. - hello ? - hello, miss robinson. "this is your lucky day. you are the big winner in the city sweepstakes." that's wonderful but what did i win ? "you've won a number of valuable prizes, but most important, "as a city winner, you can compete for the national sweepstakes. "you could win $1 million a year for the rest of your life. -what do you think about that ?" -i don't know what to say. "a sweepstakes representative will stop by your house to collect a small entry fee." an entry fee ? how much ? "only $100. can you believe it ? pennies compared to the millions of dollars... "you could receive over the next 40 or so what time would you like us to come over ?" [ narrator ] if you have questions about a product or the people who are selling it, call the better business bureau. they keep records of businesses people complain about and will share this information with you. a hundred dollars ? i have to pay you $100 ? i don't think so. [ narrator ] if a bargain sounds too good to be true, it generally is. and this one-gallon refill is only $5.99. but the offer continues-- please.
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